May 11, 2021

Colors of rainbow and the Caribbean fly at Queens Pride

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life It was a show of Caribbean and rainbow pride. More than a hundred Caribbean-American members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community marched at the 25th annual Queens Pride parade in Jackson Heights on June 4. A Queens-based queer advocacy group, Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), led the […]

OAS observes conclusion of electoral cycle in Haiti

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From Caribbean News Now PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the legislative and local elections in Haiti has commended the country on the organization of a very complex election, but expressed concern over low turnout, particularly in urban areas. The OAS mission, headed by […]

Raise up Haiti from its knees

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti was due to have elections on October 9 to choose a new President. Even before Hurricane Matthew blasted the country on October 4 with category 4 force winds and a 190-mile outer band of powerful rains, Léopold Berlanger, the head of Haiti’s provisional electoral council (CEP), announced that the restaged […]

Election postponed in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew batters the island/108 dead in Haiti

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BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND DANIEL CHANG From Miami Herald In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s destructive pass through Haiti, which left at least 10 people dead, hundreds of thousands displaced and a death toll certain to climb, elections officials on Wednesday postponed Sunday’s rerun presidential and legislative elections for the second time this year. The […]

Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday June 10, 2016 – “International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, maintaining stability, and managing poverty. The latter is approached either through the creation of low wage factory jobs or by channelling toward Haiti […]